1960 Harrison Butler Gaff Rigged Cutter


FIDDLERS GREEN is a gaff rigged keel cutter built by Allan C. White on Toronto Island, Toronto, Canada from 1955-1959 and launched in 1960. She displaces 13,000 pounds. FIDDLERS GREEN is based on the 'Englyn' design penned by Dr. T. Harrison Butler of Great Britain in 1932. Mr. White slighty modified the design extending the coach roof, making the living accommodations larger and he switched the rig from Bermuda to gaff - specifically the gaff cutter rig from Eric Hiscock's WANDERER II. She has a top sail, gaff main, staysail and jib on vintage bronze rollers, and jib topsail, also a Yankee sail (2018 barely used). Comes with additional sails. Boat has VHF, AIS, galley with Origo alcohol stove, icebox and head. Decks were sealed with vulkum rubber paint in 2021, totally water tight. FIDDLERS GREEN is strip planked in 1 inch square white cedar over steamed oak frames on 9 inch centers. Her backbone is hard mahogany. She is galvanized fashioned: planks are edge glued, cross nailed and screwed to the frames. Decks are douglas fir also glued and nailed down to each other with monel barbed nails and then payed with compound. The house is mahogany sides and beams with plywood sheathed in canvas and paint. Her rudder is English brown oak. Her pole and spars are all Sitka Spruce. She was restored in 2015-2016, and received a re-power in 2020 at Gannon & Benjamin (Beta 20). She has a new hood main sail (2020), new Sperry Sails Jib (2021). Asking $25,000 or near offer. Boat is located in Vineyard Haven, MA. Relocation forces sale.

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Mike Williams
Skaneatles, NY
United States